Drunk on the Pope's Blood/The Agony Is the Ecstacy

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Drunk on the Pope's Blood/The Agony Is the Ecstacy
EP by The Birthday Party/Lydia Lunch
Released February 18, 1982
Recorded November 26, 1981 at The Venue in London, England
Genre Post-punk
Length 34:47
Label 4AD
The Birthday Party chronology
Prayers on Fire
(1981)
Drunk on the Pope's Blood
(1982)
Junkyard
(1982)
Lydia Lunch chronology
Queen of Siam
(1980)
The Agony Is the Ecstacy
(1982)
13.13
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Drunk on the Pope's Blood/The Agony Is the Ecstacy is a split compilation EP by the post-punk acts The Birthday Party and Lydia Lunch, released on February 18, 1982 through 4AD. It contains live material from a show performed on November 26, 1981 at The Venue in London. Three of the four Birthday Party tracks were included on their "Live" CD. The track "1970 (Loose)" and the Lydia Lunch track have never been officially reissued on CD.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Pleasure Heads"   Nick Cave 3:40
2. "King Ink"   Nick Cave, Rowland S. Howard 6:02
3. "Zoo-Music Girl"   Nick Cave, Rowland S. Howard 3:00
4. "Loose"   The Stooges 5:33
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Agony Is the Ecstacy"   Lydia Lunch 16:31

Personnel[edit]

Side one
Side two

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dougan, John. "Drunk on the Pope's Blood/The Agony Is the Ecstasy [EP]". Allmusic. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ Gimarc, George (July 11, 2005). Punk Diary. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 575. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 

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